August 1, 2017

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International Welcomes New Program Manager: Sameen Dadfar


Tim Sword
Greater Columbus Sister Cities International

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International Welcomes New Program Manager: Sameen Dadfar

Sameen Dadfar: Program ManagerCOLUMBUS, Ohio (July 26, 2017) – Faced with increasing success and opportunities for growth, Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) is pleased to announce the addition of Sameen Dadfar as a new program manager. Dadfar will continue to grow the organization’s commitment to economic development through existing special connections with Columbus’ sister cities around the world. With experience in international export management and international journalism, Dadfar is poised to create new and lasting opportunities with Columbus’s sister cities. These opportunities include economic development, arts partnerships, sporting events like the annual marathon exchange and more.

“Sameen will help to elevate Columbus’ standing as a global hub of international business, arts and culture,” said Tim Sword, GCSCI President. “She will greatly influence GCSCI’s ability to affect positive change in the Columbus and Central Ohio region in regards to international relations with our sister cities. Sameen will help us to take on more exciting projects, boost recognition of our services and bring more professionals and international enthusiasts into the mix across our network of 10 sister cities.”

For Dadfar, this job brings together many of her passions in international relations.

“I’m excited to be able to not only help fulfill our organizational goals, but to be able to exceed them and create new opportunities for Columbus and Central Ohio to be recognized for the amazing place it is on a global level,” said Dadfar, GCSCI Program Manager. “We are ready to build upon the successes we’ve found, such as the marathon exchange flourishing between Columbus and three of its sister cities, and find ways to connect more of the full network of 10 sister cities. Keep an eye out for new sister cities projects and events on the horizon.”

About Greater Columbus Sister Cities International:

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which serves to provide leadership in developing exchange programs and fostering relationships with the Columbus Region’s 10 sister cities in the areas of economic development, education, cultural enrichment and the environment. These relationships allow GCSCI to promote the benefits of international connections to our communities and to put a spotlight on Columbus’s role in the community and the world. For more information, visit:

Columbus’ 10 sister cities are Accra, Ghana; Ahmedabad, India; Curitiba, Brazil; Dresden, Germany; Hefei, China; Herzliya, Israel; Genoa, Italy; Odense, Denmark; Seville, Spain; Tainan City, Taiwan.